27 August 2008

Does anyone remember me?

I realise it's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy with, well, everything. Never, ever more to another country or study abroad, unless you love going through tons of paperwork. Trust me, lol.

Naah, it's not that bad. I'm finished with the introduction week at Amsterdam uni, but I haven't actually started studying yet. And well, I'm not going to either. Not in Amsterdam anyway. This probably won't come as a surprise... I switched to chemistry. In Utrecht (yaay!). The application deadline for international students is 1. June but they didn't really care, lol.

It was a difficult choice, but I'm sure now that chemistry is the right study for me, and not ancient studies, fascinating though ancient history is. It's because of the chemistry olympiad, of course. Strange to think that I'm now a chemistry student... Probably this wouldn't have happened if the nerd in my chemistry class (remember him?) hadn't beaten me with one point in the first Norwegian round of the olympiad. I don't believe in fate or anything, but it is rather funny :P

Well, I'm very much looking forward to the start of the semester - I'll get to wear a labcoat and mess around in a lab a lot :D:D

Of course I still love history and will continue with my novels but it'll be a hobby and not my profession :)

Right, I'd better get a move on and fill in the last forms :D I hope to get a real post up soon-ish.

8 August 2008

I'm going to enjoy this book...

Just started reading The Iron Hand of Mars, the fourth of the Falco novels by Lindsey Davis. I love whodunnits, especially funny ones. I have a feeling this'll be one of the best ever. Falco's mission? Go to the lower Rhenus. Find out what happened to Munius Lupercus. Make Veleda stop telling the Bructeri that killing Romans is good. Figure out where Civilis is, and what he's up to, and stop him in case he's plotting.
Should be a piece of cake, lol.

Which reminds me - *I* still have to figure out what happened to Lupercus. Killed on the way to Veleda is a bit too boring, if you ask me.

Actually, I need to start packing. Going to the Netherlands on Monday! Still haven't got a room. They sent my uni registration papers back 'cause stuff was missing (proof that I have a registered address in the Netherlands - kinda difficult to send that when you don't live there and you're on a mile long waiting list to get a room because the uni doesn't give a damn about the cares of foreign students). Meh.